General Surgery

At Edgewood, our general surgeons have specialized training in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of a wide range of conditions. They are proficient in surgical specialties including gynecology, urology and vascular surgery.

Our surgeons also are actively involved in developing and advancing new technologies that provide safer, more effective treatments. Chief among them is our routine use of minimally invasive surgical techniques which can greatly reduce the pain, risk, and recovery time for many patients.

With the finest staff in the region and a high nurse-to-patient ratio, Edgewood Surgical Hospital prides itself on our patient focused environment. Because they have fewer patients to care for, our nurses are able to provide high-quality, individualized care. We find our customized care results in better recovery for our patients and a higher level of patient satisfaction.

Cutting edge technology, world-class physicians utilizing the most modern techniques, and the dedication of a highly trained and personable staff combine to make Edgewood Surgical Hospital a true center of excellence.


Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Procedure

“The responsiveness of the
entire hospital staff to the physicians and the patients and their families exceeds all expectations of patient care.”

– William R. Henwood, D.O.
General Surgeon

Edgewood has experts in laparoscopic, endoscopic and other minimally invasive surgical techniques. Laparoscopic or "minimally invasive" surgery refers to a special technique by which the surgeon performs the surgery through several small holes in the abdomen with the aid of a camera. These incisions are much smaller than would have been required using traditional surgical techniques.

Laparoscopic surgery usually results in reduced hospital stays, fewer wound infections, less pain, faster recovery time, and improved outcomes.

Laparoscopic intervention may be one of the best options for certain patients with disease of the gallbladder, small intestine, appendix, and stomach. It is also an intervention option for those with chronic and severe gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Minimally invasive surgery can also be performed safely in children. Our surgeons can treat a wide variety of diseases by performing procedures such as adrenalectomy, appendectomy (appendix removal), cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) and fundoplication (a surgical procedure to correct gastroespoghageal reflux in children).